Suspected herdsmen kidnap, seek N30m ransom on Edo school teachers

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City

About three secondary school teachers working in Ebomisi Secondary school, Ugbogiobo village in Ovia North East Local Government area of Edo State have been kidnapped by suspected herdsmen.

Sources within the school told BLACKFACE that the teachers were said to have been abducted on Monday while returning from school.

Three other female teachers who were said to be in the company of the abducted teachers were allowed to go by the abductors.

Students of the school on Tuesday abandoned classes and took to the Benin-Akure express road to protest abduction of their teachers.

The students set up bonfires on the road and left passengers and motorists stranded on the road for many hours.

Some of the school teachers who spoke on anonymity said the kidnappers have demanded N10m as ransom on each of the teachers.

When contacted for comments, Edo State Police spokesman, DSP Moses Nkombe, said he travelled to Abuja for a conference.

The State Police Commissioner, Haliru Gwandu, could not be reached for comments.

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